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The Single ended pentode of any kind sounds fantastic AFAIC..Even the little Magnavox and AMC EL84 stereo amps sound really nice for mids,highs,and upper bass,however,they would need a bigger output transformer to go down in the sub 30cps range.
The metal base EL34s last a long time and can even be abused however,I don't think the same can be said for the XF1 and XF2 EL34s.While they may last longer than the new tubes,and the debate is still out on that,you can buy several quads of new SED EL34s for what you pay for one NOS quad.The Shuggie Tresure 6CA7s are another tube worth checking out.

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